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Structural Analysis And Design: Some Considerations And The Judicious Use Of The Finite Element Method
Author(s): John N. Rossettos
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Advances in the computer utilization of finite element models of real structures have allowed more rapid design and analysis proceedures. The use of relevant computer codes by engineers is presently routine. In this regard the finite element method should be viewed as one of many analysis tools that can be utilized by designers. As in all such tools its strengths, weaknesses and proper use must be carefully considered. This paper gives some discussion and examples which indicate the judicious use of the method and how it usually forms a part of broader design and analysis considerations which make use of engineering judgement in a given situation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0518, Optical Systems Engineering IV, (29 January 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945190
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John N. Rossettos, Northeastern University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0518:
Optical Systems Engineering IV
Paul R. Yoder Jr., Editor(s)

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